December 23, 2009
Source: "The Peter Serafinowicz Show," BBC2 — December 23, 2009
From “The Peter Serafinowicz Show: Christmas Special” on BBC2.
The original MacBook Air commercial for comparison.
DigInfo | The world’s first ultra high definition-capable LCD display has been announced by Sharp and NHK. This 85″ LCD experimental display has a resolution of 33 megapixels (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) — 16 times the resolution of HDTV — allowing for detailed, high-quality images.
In the past, the only way to show a ultra high definition video (UHDV) broadcast at full resolution was by using a… read more
Video Source: DigInfo | Sharp & NHK
New Scientist | Machines may be capable of impressive feats, but can they ever be truly intelligent? In this animation produced by The Open University, we follow a famous thought experiment proposed by philosopher John Searle that challenges the notion of strong AI — that a machine can ever successfully perform an intellectual task as well as a human.
John Ellis answer the question, What is the Higgs boson? In preparation for the press conference following the seminar on LHC 2012 results on the Higgs boson searches, on July 4 2012 at CERN.
Video Source: CERN
Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
The Leap works on Windows Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X, with Linux being on the agenda. To learn more, pre-order, or apply… read more
Video Source: Leap Motion
University of Wyoming scientists have developed a simulated robot made up of two different kinds of muscles along with bones and soft tissue for structure. This robot was devolved over a thousand virtual generations to move as fast, as far, and as functionally as possible.
Video Source: The Golem Project
Bizarre Soft Robots Evolve to Ru
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“A robotic fish developed by scientists from Essex University is put through its paces in a special tank at the London Aquarium. It works via sensors and has autonomous navigational control.”
Video Source: ITN
What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a technology called Synthetic Vision.
Video Source: euronews
Textiles that moisten the skin, textiles that absorb perspiration, textiles that measure your heartbeat and your breathing, textiles that are both soft to the touch and water resistant — European researchers are working hard to create the next generation of textiles.
Video Source: euronews
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In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.
Video Source: Boston Dynamics